Staff at Morganstone, a leading South Wales construction company based in Llanelli, have shown their generosity by donating a number of men’s products to be distributed to the homeless.
Research published this year by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that the rate of homelessness in Wales stands at 3.9 households for every 1,000. It is estimated there were almost 250 people sleeping rough in Wales a year ago.
Staff at Morganstone donated more than 50 items including toothpaste, deodorant, shower gel, shampoo and razors. The toiletries have been donated to homeless charity Llamau and will be distributed to the homeless.
Llamau is one of the leading homelessness charities in Wales. It aims to support and engage with young people and vulnerable women, as well as care workers and those with a disadvantaged lifestyle.
Antonia John, community engagement manager for Morganstone, said:
“Often we take for granted simple things in life such as shower gel, toothpaste and even clean running water, so when Llamau launched its appeal for men’s toiletries we were more than happy to get involved.
“We asked staff to donate whatever they could and we received more than 50 items that will be given to men who may find themselves struggling or homeless over the winter period.”